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The previous series of articles on this Robocommunity site on establishing a way to drive the Elvis Alive bust from a PC are useful but it becomes a peripheral which can do nothing without being attached to a PC with what amounts to a RS-232 umbilical. This also loads down the PC such that running any other other processes could affect the...

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By: Evilis
Posted: Mon, 05/11/2009 - 12:44
I've had my RoboPanda for a while now. As you may know, he has a little furry friend, who he recognizes using an RFID tag. What you might not know unless your up on your conspiracy theories, is that RFID tags are going to be the bane of our existence in the near future. At first I thought I could live with it, the teddy panda is so cute...
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By: Nocturnal
Posted: Tue, 06/03/2008 - 15:21

You all know him by his cryptic RoboCommunity nickname: RobosapienV2-4mem8 (or “4mem8” for short).

And we all admire his work as the ultimate Robo-hacker diarist. I felt like an eyewitness to an obsessively curious mind when I read his unique 3-part work: “How I Replaced Roboquad's Eyes and Mouth.”

4mem8 then followed...

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By: Eric Brandt
Posted: Sat, 08/25/2007 - 18:37

Here is a simple mod for your Rovio, requiring no "hacking," that will help you get more light in dark rooms and hallways.  Basically, I found a bright battery powered LED flood light (motion activated) and mounted it to the rear end of Rovio with clear Super Velcro from Radio Shack.

The light needed some modification for Rovio to park...

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By: jimi
Posted: Mon, 10/27/2008 - 13:06

Previously, we dumped the original contents of the Elvis cartridge and constructed a custom cartridge in order to decode the animation script format.  In part one, I presented the theory that was proposed in discussion on the forums.  It turns out that this theory was correct.  I owe a fellow RoboCommunity member, Sevik, a great deal of...

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By: RetroPlayer
Posted: Mon, 12/01/2008 - 12:10

Part 2: Blinky Light!

Okay, now we're going to make this Arduino thing do something. Naturally, the first thing one is supposed to do with a microcontroller is make an LED blink (cause just making it turn on isn't that fun).

For part 2 you'll need the following;

An Arduino USB Cable Computer with Arduino software installed (...
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By: Rudolph
Posted: Tue, 05/27/2008 - 10:53

If you've fallen in love with the WowWee Alive Cubs... you'll fall head over heels for these miniature pets - get ready for the Alive Minis!  Plush 8 inch (20 cm) versions of the Lion, Leopard, White Tiger and Panda Cubs will respond to your cuddles with soft baby animal sounds. 


Feed him with his bottle — he’ll...

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Thu, 08/06/2009 - 14:50

Current Status:

The contest is closed, and the judge has made her determinations. The winners are...

Scariest

1st Prize (and recipient of a Roboreptile): Jaxster for PumpkinSapien
2nd Prize (and recipient of RSV2 Minis): a TIE between RobosapienV2-4mem8 for Borg-o-sapien and milw...

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Tue, 10/16/2007 - 07:49


The 1st version of the Robosapien has a few basic sensors in it - audio and tactile sensors. The audio or sound sensor is just like it sounds (pardon the pun ;-)). The tactile or touch sensors are in 6 different places - the two tips of its hands, and the front and backs of both of its feet. What's important to note here is that...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Mon, 10/30/2006 - 00:21

Say hello to the Roboremote, the niftiest, handiest little contraption yet seen by WowWee enthusiasts! Roboremote is a universal infrared (IR) remote control designed for use with any of WowWee's past, present and future IR-controlled robots.

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By: milw
Posted: Wed, 06/25/2008 - 10:27

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